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Part of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter addition to the Islands of Adventure theme park at Universal Orlando, the “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” ride will star Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint among other familiar faces from the “Harry Potter” films.

This quick video provided by Universal Orlando shows the actors shooting scenes for the upcoming ride:

The new theme park land is described by Universal Orlando as the “most incredible theme park experience ever.” That’s quite a lot to live up to.

Full details about the ride and the opening date of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter will be revealed on 3/23 at 12pm EST at UniversalOrlando.com/HarryPotter.

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As part of our ongoing coverage of local Orlando conventions and trade shows, here’s a quick reminder that coming up this weekend at the Orange County Convention Center is the seventh annual Central Florida Home and Garden Show, running from March 19-21, 2010.

It’s not too late to get your tickets to see hundreds of exhibitors waiting to show you their best inventions to better your life at home and in your yard. This show allows you to get some tips about gardening, brush elbows with some HGTV celebrities, and you may even walk away with a nice potted plant or tool or two.

Show hours are Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m, and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the door, and are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12, and free for children 5 and under. Seniors (62 and over) are $5 on Friday only.

Advance tickets can be purchased online for a $3 discount off full-price $10 admission at www.FloridaHomeShows.com.

You can find out more information at centralflhomeandgardenshow.com.

And since we didn’t attend last year’s Home and Garden show, we can’t share any pictures from it, but we did visit this year’s Epcot Flower and Garden festival, so here are a few photos from that to get you in the mood for this weekend’s convention:

For more from the exciting conventions in Orlando, be sure to bookmark our special Convention Coverage category of the Lanyard Lab blog at http://www.lanyardlab.com/blog/conventions/

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Mar
15
2010

Every year in Orlando, MegaCon takes place at the Orange County Convention Center. This three-day show brings sci-fi, fantasy, and comic book fans together to socialize, dress up as their favorite characters, meet celebrities, and shop for collectibles.

For us, it was a chance to give away some lanyards. If you stopped by booth B-3 in the Independent Press section, you may have seen our sign, grabbed one of our business cards, or even walked away with one of our free custom lanyards. While walking around the convention hall, I spotted a handful of people wearing them, so hopefully one of you is reading this and will request a quote from us for custom lanyards soon!

Personally, I was also at MegaCon to have fun (as it’s always an enjoyable experience) and to cover the event for “Orlando Attractions Magazine.” Here’s a video I shot and edited for them summarizing the MegaCon experience:

And some photos I took on my own:

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Mar
9
2010

Today is a much-celebrated day at Lanyard Lab. It’s the day where our sales team gets together to review samples from the past few weeks of orders.

While it’s certainly the job of our production manager and other factory employees to ensure that nothing but the highest quality custom lanyards are sent to our customers, our sales team also enjoys occasionally taking a look at what we have produced – mostly just to reminisce about the various orders we’ve seen through to completion.

Here’s a look at some of the custom lanyard samples we sifted through today:

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We’ve noticed a large number of customers finding us in search of badge lanyards.

However, “badge lanyards” do not specifically refer to any particular style of custom lanyard. Lanyards that simply have an attachment that enables them to hold an ID, name tag, or other card can be considered badge lanyards, regardless of the specifics of the lanyards themselves.

As such, our “badge lanyards” are just like the rest of our lanyards: completely customizable. With all of our custom lanyards, we can use your colors, add your text and/or logo, and let you choose which attachments/hooks you want to use. You can, of course, include your company, school, or organization name and logo printed or woven on our custom badge lanyards.

The reason they’re often referred to as badge lanyards is because in addition to featuring your design, these lanyards also safely hold your name badge, ID card, or any other credential or paper you’d like to hang from them.

The key component that turns regular custom lanyards into badge lanyards is the addition of a badge holder. These plastic pouches or sleeves allow an appropriately-sized card to snugly fit inside and are clear enough for the ID or name tag to be legible without removing it from the pouch.

Nearly all of our attachments are suitable for use with badge lanyards. Our standard J-Hook, Bulldog Clip, and Lobster Claw attachments can easily fasten any of our badge holders. The Bulldog Clip is the perfect size for badge holders with slot holes while the Lobster Claw and J-Hook work best with round holes.

But if you’re concerned about your name tag flipping around on your badge lanyards, there are two options that can prevent that from happening. Rather than including just one single attachment at the base of the lanyard, two separate attachments can be used, one located at each end of a straight strip of material. These attachments fasten into two holes at the top of the badge holder. Alternately, our No-Swivel Hook attachment prevents the badge holder from twisting.

One other available option for displaying a name tag or ID on badge lanyards is the retractable badge reel, which available in a variety of colors and can be ordered blank or custom-printed. These reels can feature a belt clip on the back, fasted to a badge lanyard via a key ring, or can be sewn directly onto a lanyard via a loop at the top.

All in all, our standard custom lanyards can each be turned into badge lanyards with the simple addition of a few key components. If you’re interested in ordering badge lanyards, just fill out our free price quote request form and specify the attachments that are most appropriate for your name badges or ID cards.

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